Summer entertainment at the Gawler Civic Centre

Sponsored by Gawler Civic Centre

Social connection, community celebration and lifelong learning are key outcomes for this unique, regional facility.

The Town of Gawler’s Civic Centre is a true community facility, developed and driven by the local community, creating the pre-eminent social, cultural, heritage and business innovation centre for the region.

We encourage and welcome the wider Gawler community to discover, connect, innovate and grow with the variety of programs, events, shows and exhibitions available throughout the Gawler Civic Centre.


Summer is a fantastic time to visit the Gawler Civic Centre; there is a variety of entertainment on offer, including Christmas in Gawler events and the start of the 2022 Gawler Fringe program, or relaxing indoor options for the whole family.

Our Entertainment program includes:

Saturday 11 December, 8pm

Acoustic Juice

Featuring the vocal talents of Ian ‘Polly’ Politis and Rohan Powell, Acoustic Juice are guaranteed to bring great music and a great time

Thursday 16 – Sunday 19 December

10.00am, 11.30am, 1.30pm or 3.00pm sessions each day

Santa’s Workshop at Gawler Civic Centre

Each session will contain an abundance of Christmas activities, magic, music and fun and of course a photo opportunity with Santa…FREE event proudly jointly presented by the Town of Gawler and the Gawler Apex Club.

Friday 21 January, 11am

Ryan Razi Magic Show

Combining sleight of hand magic tricks, contact crystal ball and ring juggling in a mesmerising show you have to see to believe!

Friday 18 February – Sunday 20 March

2022 Gawler Fringe Program

Right across the month of Fringe you can look forward to live music, comedy, film, magic, circus, cabaret, quiz night, Fringe in the Park, Nunga Fringe, the Gawler Fringe Art Exhibition, workshops, demonstrations, Library events and more!


Discover a diversity of Art Exhibitions in our stunning community exhibition spaces during summer.

Until 31 December

2021 Mayor's Christmas Card Competition Exhibition

FREE Community Exhibition of all the student entries in this year’s Competition. Displays in the Institute Hall and James Martin Rooms (First Floor) and the Metro Cafe (Ground Floor).

18 February – 20 March

2022 Gawler Fringe Art Exhibitions

FREE Community Exhibition comprising the works of many local individuals and groups, including watercolour and ink portraits, photography, canvas, mixed media and sculptures, presented by the Town of Gawler.


Make sure you visit the Gawler Public Library this summer for lots of entertaining, educational and fun things to do!

During December and January we have our School Holiday program with activities such as…


Christmas Sparkle (13th-18th December at both locations)


Frosty Fun (7th January @ Evanston Gardens Library)

Sally Heinrich Illustration Workshop (13th January @ Gawler Civic Centre Library)

Book Sale (10th-14th January @ Evanston Gardens Library)

Splash & Story (11th January @ Gawler Aquatic Centre)

Monday Showcase with Mindful Journaling (24th January @ Evanston Gardens Library) for the adults.

Regular Programs

Justice of The Peace service (Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays 10.30am-12.30pm).

These programs/events are available at either our Civic Centre or Evanston Gardens Library branch – bookings are required for most of them.

Further details

Stay tuned for further details and booking links to these and other events and programs via our Eventbrite Page

Look out for your monthly ‘Shelf Talk’ Newsletter, crammed full of great articles, activities and reading suggestions.

To keep track of all the fun from the Library visit the Gawler Public Library Facebook page.


The Gawler Youth Space is a fun, inclusive and purpose built space providing a safe and supportive environment located in the Gawler Civic Centre.  Young people can come together to explore interests, participate in fun programs both during the school term and in the school holidays, as well as learn new skills and gain qualifications!

In the July School Holidays a varied program is on offer, including a focus on skill development and training opportunities for Youth. These include workshops and training sessions such as, Prepare to Drive, Barista and Employability skills. Bookings can be made through the Town of Gawler website, using Eventbrite.

The Youth Space is all about ‘Creating Opportunities for Young People’; aiming to promote information of interest to young people about services, facilities and opportunities within the local area. Keep up to date with what’s happening at Gawler Youth by following us on social media.


The exhibition Golden Land, on now has received a national award for excellence from Interpretation Australia.

Golden Land

Relive you memories of kitchens past with the new exhibition ‘Golden Land’, on now at the Gawler Heritage Gallery.

With a timeline of kitchen design from the 1880’s through to the 1980’s take a walk down Memory Lane. Revisit the formica of the 1950’s or the wood and burnt orange décor of the 1980’s. See the appliances, look at the recipes and understand more about the lifestyle Australian families were living.

Gain an appreciation of the history of commercial food production in Gawler, the mills, bakeries and breweries and the agricultural advancements that originated from the town. See examples of the foods the Kaurna people systematically cultivated to maintain their sustainable lifestyle.

Find out why Gawler truly was a ‘Golden land’.


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